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Henry Rose Carter Papers 1899-1968
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Biography

Biographical Note

Born in Caroline County, Virginia, Carter received his medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 1879, the same year he joined the U.S. Marine Hospital Service. He rose to the rank of assistant surgeon general at large, in 1915. During his career Carter studied the epidemiology of malaria and yellow fever and became renowned as the developer of maritime quarantine.